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Current Issue: July 28, 2003
Volume 38, Number 24


David A. Bader, associate professor and regents’ lecturer in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has been elected chair of the Institute of Electronical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society's technical committee on parallel processing (TCPP).

He will serve a two-year term that began on July 1. The TCPP acts as an international forum to promote parallel processing research and education, and participates in setting up technical standards in the area.

“New Mexico, well-known for its high performance computing research and some of the fastest computers in the world, is a great place from which to promote parallel, distributed, high performance computing education, research and technology,” said Bader. “I am honored to serve the international community.


Senior Associate University Counsel Robert Bienstock has been named to the National Association of College and University Attorneys 15-member board of directors.

NACUA is comprised of more than 3,000 attorneys, both in general counsel offices and in private practice, representing nearly 1,400 campuses and 660 institutions.  It is the premier organization for attorneys in the field. 

Bienstock heads up the office of Research and Intellectual Property Legal Services in the University Counsel Office. He is recognized as a pre-eminent national authority on legal issues related to university research, for example, new regulations on biological hazards. Bienstock was founding chair of NACUA’s section on research legal issues. He has been at UNM for nearly 18 years.


Public television station, KNME-TV, Channel 5, has won two Rocky Mountain Regional Emmy Awards for their productions “One Friday Night Town Hall” and for “Colores! A Commitment to Peace.”

“One Friday Night Town Hall,” produced by KNME’s John Lawrence and independent producer Chris Schueler, won the Emmy for Best Discussion/Interview Program. The show featured a panel of experts, community members, leaders and teens from New Mexico discussing the problems of teenage drinking

KNME’s “Colores! A Commitment to Peace,” produced by Michael Kamins, won the Emmy for the Documentary-Cultural Issues category. The show looked at the development of nuclear weapons during the cold war, 1946 to 1963, resulted in an urgent need to control the arms race and for peace among nations.


An affordable housing design by UNM graduate architecture students Jim Fox, Leslie Ford and Marcus Bushong won top honors from the HOME House Project Competition sponsored by the Southeast Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, N.C. The design was one of 25 proposals of merit selected from a field of more than 440 entries from seven countries. Introductory Architecture Design Studio faculty Geoffrey Adams and Karen J. King directed their work.


Armand G. Winfield, director of the UNM Training and Research Institute for Plastics, will donate to the National Plastics Center & Museum (NPCM) his personal collection of artifacts and papers from a career of 64 years as a plastics inventor, designer, consultant and educator, it was announced by NPCM president David P. Hahn. Winfield is author of nearly 300 articles and papers and several books on plastics and holds seven patents.